Dr Kalpa De Silva

Dr Kalpa De Silva

MBBS PhD FRCP FACC

Cardiology

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3 specialists

17 years of experience
3 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“What you need from a good consultant is clarity and that's what Dr De Silva gives you. He gives you medicine with a human face and leaves you with a complete understanding of your condition. Its what we all need at this present time.“
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6103405
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1763 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    913 reviews

    About

    Dr Kalpa De Silva a consultant interventional cardiologist, practicing at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, having relocated from the Bristol Heart Institute in 2020. His private practices are based at the One Heart Clinic, Harley street and the Wellington Hospital in London.

    Dr De Silva qualified from St. Bartholomew's & The Royal London Medical School in 2004, became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 and subsequently obtained a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from King’s College London in 2014.

    His general and interventional cardiology training was undertaken at King’s College and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London. He also completed an international fellowship in complex coronary intervention at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

    He is experienced in a range of cardiac conditions, and has a particular interest in the treatment of coronary artery disease. He specialises in managing coronary disease using minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques. He is interested in optimising his patients’ outcomes by using physiology and imaging modalities and treats patients with complex coronary disease including multi-vessel disease and chronic total occlusions.

    Dr De Silva remains active in academic research within his field. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London and was previously a nominee for the American College of Cardiology’s young investigator award. His research interests include the management of heart attacks, angina and cardiogenic shock, as well as the use of mechanical circulatory support to assist during stenting procedures. He has published in excess of 50 peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored books on a variety of topics in interventional cardiology. He is also a regular invitee to leading national and international conferences.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Coronary angiography
    • Stent insertion (percutaneous coronary intervention)
    • Complex coronary angioplasty
    • Multi-vessel coronary disease
    • Chronic total occlusions
    • Angina
    • Chest Pain
    • Heart attacks
    • Microvascular angina
    • Coronary Physiology
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    Procedures

    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Shock Wave Therapy (CSWT)
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Endomyocardial Biopsy
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Heart Scan
    • Intravascular Ultrasound
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pressure Wire Study (Coronary Angiography)
    • Rotablation (Coronary Arteries)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Angina
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Unstable Angina
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    Education

    • MBBS - St Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine (2004)
    • MRCP - Royal College of Physicians (2007)
    • PhD - St. Thomas' Hospital, King's College London (2014)
    • FRCP (2020)
    • FACC - American College of Cardiology (2020)

    MEMBERSHIPS:

    • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    • European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
    • Royal College of Physicians
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Angina
    2/23
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    Patient seen for:
    What you need from a good consultant is clarity and that's what Dr De Silva gives you. He gives you medicine with a human face and leaves you with a complete understanding of your condition. Its what we all need at this present time.
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    Patient seen for:
    Dr Kalpa de Silva is both an empathetic and very knowledgeable Cardiologist who has been invaluable in the management and improving my understanding of my heart problems (micro-vascular angina) He has also been very helpful in advising my local hospital and GP in how to help me with both acute and long term treatment of this poorly understood condition. I am very grateful to have found him.
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    Dear Dr De Silva, you really put me at ease, He asked all the questions and allowed me to explain in my own way. I didn't feel rushed or speedy. Thank you.
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    Very pleasant man and helpful and informative. He inspires confidence.
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    Very helpful with clear explanations
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    First-class, put my mind at rest.
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    Many questions answered that have concerned me for many years, all explained in a straight forward manner and easily understood. Thank you.
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    Without your help I may not be here. Thank you very much.
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    Very pleasant manners, showed interest, listened.
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    Have always had excellent attention and treatment from Dr De Silva. A thoroughly charming man that I feel totally at ease with and know I am being cared for
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Cardiology

    Dr Glyn Thomas
    Dr Glyn Thomas
    Cardiology

    26-01-2021

    It is my pleasure to highly recommend Dr De Silva. We have worked together for over 10 years both as junior doctors in London and as Consultants in Bristol. Kalpa is a highly capable, skilled and dedicated cardiologist with a wide range of experience. His specialist interest is coronary angioplasty and stent insertion for complex coronary disease. In addition to his clinical work, Kalpa is very active in medical research. Should my friends/family ever require treatment, I would be very reassured to know Kalpa was caring for them.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent Insertion, Intravascular Ultrasound
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Franco Ciulli
    Mr Franco Ciulli
    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    20-01-2021

    Dr. De Silva is a very competent and talented Cardiologist specialising in coronary intervention. We worked together in the Bristol Heart Institute and collaborated in many difficult cases requiring complex decisions. I would like to recommend him as an excellent cardiologist.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease, Ventricular Fibrillation, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: Video Consultation, CT Coronary Angiogram, Cardiac MRI, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr. Nikhil Joshi
    Dr. Nikhil Joshi
    Cardiology

    21-01-2021

    I am delight to recommend Dr Kalpa de Silva as consultant cardiologist with expertise in all aspects of coronary artery disease: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Dr de Silva is a very diligent clinician, and has an excellent bedside manner. He has particular expertise in coronary intervention and is a very high volume PCI (angioplasty) operator, having trained in all aspects of coronary intervention. He has an excellent research profile in particular with regards coronary physiology and micro-vasculature. He believes in empowering his patients with the evidence base to help them make appropriate decisions about their health.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: High Blood Pressure, Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent Insertion, Intravascular Ultrasound
    Connection: Is a colleague

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